paint.net 4.2.12 is now available

This is a hotfix for a few important issues that have come to light with the 4.2.11 release.

If you’re using the Windows Store release, you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions.

For the Classic release, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the update sooner by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website.

Changes since 4.2.11:

Enjoy!

paint.net 4.2.11 is now available

This update adds XMP metadata support, 3 new translations, some UI improvements, and several bug fixes.

I’d like to point out the addition of a right-click menu that’s now available from the thumbnail strip at the top of the window:

If you’re using the Windows Store release, you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions.

For the Classic release, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the update sooner by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website.

Changes since 4.2.10:

  • New: XMP metadata is now preserved for supported file types (PDN, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, JPEG XR, HEIC, AVIF, WEBP)
  • New: Belarusian (be) translation
  • New: Greek (el) translation
  • New: Slovenian (sl) translation
  • New: Added a right-click context menu to the image thumbnail/tab. It contains commands for Copy Path, Open Containing Folder, Save, Save As, and Close.
  • New: The items in the File -> Open Recent menu now have a tooltip with the full file path for the image
  • Changed: The selection outline animation is now smoother (2x the framerate)
  • Fixed: Saving with the HEIC file type is no longer limited to a max Quality value of 90. This limitation was in place because of a crash due to heap corruption, which no longer happens.
  • Fixed: The NVIDIA sharpening setting will no longer cause trippy distortions in the canvas area
  • Fixed an issue with loading very small TGA images, first reported here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/116100-tga-rle-truecolor-1×1-image-failed-to-load/. Thanks @null54 or the fix!
  • Fixed: Error dialogs when opening images now consistently show the file path
  • Fixed a PropertyNotFoundException error message when saving JPEG images with a particular ordering of metadata. This was due to a bug in Windows 7’s WIC JPEG codec. First reported here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/116079-jpg-cant-save-some-file/
  • Fixed clipped text rendering in the Curves adjustment dialog in some non-English translations.
  • Fixed a crash when running the app with a DPI scaling setting of 500%
  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes happen when running effects with very small selections
  • Fixed some IndirectUI controls not honoring their default values if also initialized in read only (disabled) mode. Thanks @BoltBait for the fix!
  • Fixed a memory leak in the effect system that was causing 1 orphaned thread per effect invocation
  • Changed: Removed the use of NTFS Transactions, which was causing trouble with OneDrive. Microsoft has also deprecated this technology.
  • New: Added /openCrashLogFolder command-line argument. This is intended for simplifying troubleshooting workflows.
  • New: Added /forceUpdateCheck command-line argument. This is intended for troubleshooting scenarios to simplify acquiring the latest version, e.g. "just run paintdotnet:/forceUpdateCheck" instead giving a longer list of buttons to click on.
  • Updated WebPFileType plugin to version 1.3.4.0, which adds XMP metadata support. Thanks @null54!
  • Updated DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version 1.10.3. This fixes an issue with saving in the A1R5G5B5, A4R4G4B4, and R5G6B5 formats, and adds support for reading files that use a ‘BC7\0’ FourCC. Thanks @null54!

Enjoy!

paint.net 4.2.11 beta build 7441

NOTE: This was originally posted as build 7440, but has since been updated to build 7441.

This new beta build just fixes a few small things since the previous one (build 7433). We’re almost ready for the final release!

To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button. (Unfortunately alpha/beta releases are not currently available for the Microsoft Store version of the app).

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Changes since 4.2.11 beta build 7433:

  • Fixed: "Open Containing Folder" now selects the item in the Explorer window
  • Fixed: Saving with the HEIC file type is no longer limited to a max Quality value of 90. This limitation was in place because of a crash due to heap corruption, which no longer happens.
  • Fixed a bug where the selection would disappear forever if the canvas was scrolled away from it
  • Fixed errors when trying to save into certain cloud-sync’d folders, e.g. OneDrive for Business. This was done by disabling the use of NTFS Transactions.

Enjoy!

paint.net 4.2.11 beta build 7433

The alpha went quite well — there were just a bug that popped up in the UI code for the updater that seems to be finally squashed for good now.

So, here’s the beta! There are a few more fixes and improvements, most notably a right-click context menu has been added to the image/tab’s thumbnail. You can also open up this menu by pressing Alt and – (minus).

To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button. (Unfortunately alpha/beta releases are not currently available for the Microsoft Store version of the app).

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Changes since 4.2.11 alpha build 7420:

  • New: Added a right-click context menu to the image thumbnail/tab. It contains commands for Copy Path, Open Containing Folder, Save, Save As, and Close.
  • New: Slovenian (sl) translation
  • New: Added /forceUpdateCheck command-line argument. This is intended for troubleshooting scenarios to simplify acquiring the latest version, e.g. "just run paintdotnet:/forceUpdateCheck" instead of a list of buttons to click on.
  • New: Added /disableNtfsTx to disable the use of NTFS Transactions when saving images, which affords troubleshooting some scenarios that may be problematic.
  • New: The items in the File -> Open Recent menu now have a tooltip with the full file path for the image
  • Fixed: Error dialogs when opening images now consistently show the file path
  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes happen when running effects with very small selections
  • Updated WebPFileType plugin to version 1.3.4.0 (thanks @null54!)

Enjoy!